“Why isn’t mummy here?”
This is a question that often comes from the tiny lips of four-year-old Danielle Ramsoomair.
Locally produced TCL cement “qualified” in 2011 as one of the brands used in the construction of the Amazônia Arena located in Manaus, Brazil. Three years later, this stadium stands majestically within the city of Manaus and was the venue for the high-profiled England vs. Italy match last Saturday and Cameroon-Croatia on Wednesday.
Amazônia Arena will host two other World Cup game—United States of America-Portugal on Sunday and Honduras-Switzerland next Wednesday. The stadium was officially opened on March 9, 2014, and has a seating capacity of 46,000. TCL commenced cement exports to Brazil in 2009 and sales have been increasing with prospects for further increases as the requirement will continue beyond the World Cup to meet construction demands arising from the Olympic Games in 2016.
TCL cement is produced and packaged under the brand name Cimento Fort for the Brazilian market.